Deal of the Day: Get your Groupon!By
Have you ever wondered through a store
and stumbled upon a clearance shelf?
You find an item, that at full price,
didn’t seem that good. But now, at a
You must have it!
You get this same rush when you shop
at a Deal of the Day web sites.
Deal of the Day sites sell very few items.
But, those items are sold at a dramatically
Here are a few of my favorites.
Groupon deals are based on your city location.
It offers 50%-90% discounts on the following items:
A business or entity will offer deal. The deal
will go into effect if a minimum number of people
Some deals also have a maximum number of participants.
For instance, on August 25th, Groupon, in Indianapolis
sold tickets to the Mary Poppins musical. $67 seats
were sold for only $39.
The deal went into effect after 15 people bought
The deal only had a maximum of 1,500.
NOTE: Groupon asks you for an e-mail before you see
the site. If this bugs you, click on the Groupon
logo in the upper left to get around entering your
(that annoys me when a site asks for your e-mail
before they tell show you their goods)
Living Social is another deal of the day site based
on your city location.
On September 2nd, in Indianapolis, Carolina Grill
offered a $50 gift certificate for only $25.
I you are looking great deals delivered in a light
hearted manner, WOOT is for you.
Here is the humble origin of the company, taken
straight from their web site:
“It started as an employee-store slash market-testing
type of place for an electronics distributor, but it’s
taken on a life of its own. We anticipate profitability
by 2043 – by then we should be retired; someone smarter
might take over and jack up the prices.”
On September 2nd, they had a great price on a
WOOT wrote a big joke based on the product. It began:
“Man walks into a bar. Orders an Epson Workforce 600
Wireless AIO Printer soup.”
Silly people, good deals.
On September 2nd, the family section had a great deal
on a Thomas the Tank Engine set with Cranky the Crane.
The set was normally $89.99. It was on sale for $29.99.
Yugster provides a few options. It has a daily offer,
a daily watch deal and boutique items. In addition,
it features “Yours Until Gone.”
On September 2nd, the daily deal was a high quality
folding knife. The “Yours Until Gone” item was a
Corona Extra baseball cap with a built in bottle opener.
Was that too low brow for you?
How about something a little more… upper class?
Wired for Wine offers vino:
“One unbeatable deal each day until it sells out!!”
If it doesn’t come in a box I don’t know much
I appreciate the description Wired for Wine gives
to each featured bottle.
Still looking for something more… cultural?
UGallery offers one deal a day on reasonably
priced fine art.
While I can’t see to many people buying from
this site, it was fun to see the art.
I love board games, so Tanga is a personal
favorite. Each day, they offer a great deal
on a board game and at least three other items.
Tanga’s items can be quirky and geeky. (like me)
One day, they sold a Space Invaders T-shirt.
Finally, here is one independent retailer,
you have never heard of before.
Yes, even the big retailers are getting into
Target offers 5 deals a day, only on their
I hope you enjoy these sites, please post some
of your favorite Deals of the Day!
P.S. I had two alternate titles for this blog.
Woot, There It Is!
Last Tanga In Paris